Jan 162012
 
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Recently we have seen ground-breaking advances in the costs of sequencing a genome, with the prices going down from $ 8.9 million to around $10.500 during the last year, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute. Experts predict that the nominal price will most likely hit $1000 in the next year or two. Will this relatively easy access to the genetic information of a person settle a booming of new businesses? How far and dangerous can it be?

Even with this fast development in the sequencing speed, the major bottleneck is still the analysis of the genome, since until now is a slow process that requires handling and interpreting huge amounts of information.

Rute Andre

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